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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Xenene
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!
    Hy, I#m not sure if you get my reply because my reply is very late. I have to admit I didn't assume that someone would write me anyway. So I saw your massage by coinsidents. Frist of all I have to excuse my bad English, for this isn't my mothertongue and I haven't the possiblity to practices it. So fell free to correct me. Actuelly it would be very kind of you if you do so. As for me, I'm from Austria Europe. I'm 26 year old. And I work for 3 years as a as you say RN. But you can't compair being a nurse in Austria and in America. The educations systems and the working competitions, as I've been told, are in many ways different. I cannot name the several differences I 've only heard, that you in the States have more medical competences than we have. I work in a Viense Hospital called Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital, at a internal medicine ward. I donnot have any children also I'm not very religious. But I donnot deny that there is a possiblity that god really exists. Anyway we could disscuse this if you like, because I'm very interessed in all kind of religions. One of my friend is a jehova wittness, another is a wicca and anothe is a catholic priest , although he more and more believes in magical things. So I'm very open minded to those things and I ever wanna talk to someone who is a Born- again christian, for I think you shouldn't jugde people and there faith without knowing what they have to say. ( O god I hope I get this sentence straight, so you could understand what I'm trying to say) Anyway I wannna talk to people to learn their believes, thougths, fears etc.
    Beside working I attend a evening school to get my abitur. I don't know the word for that in your country. I heard that our education systems are completly different. And although we learn, here in europe a lot of your films and series about your education system, I 'm not quit sure how I could explain it. Anyway after getting this abitur I#m allowed to attend university. But I'ven't made up my mind yet what I want to study.
    Well, I hope you reply

    Yours Claudia
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Xenene
    Yours Claudia
    Hi Claudia, thanks for writing! I hope that getting the "abitur" goes well = I don't know what the word means, perhaps "prerequisites" - or something.

    Anyway I am glad you came to the site, I hope you enjoy it, did you see the international nursing forum? It is at

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

    Good luck Claudia and take care!

    xo
  3. by   Deusadomar
    Thanks for the warm welcome... I just joined today. I'm 42/1 son/divorced and starting the RN Program in Florida this August. I'm so excited, but really scared as well. I've wanted to be a nurse every since I remember, and I finally can get to school now... so, scared or not, here I come!!!!

    Look forward to many great discussions with all of you.

    Lia
  4. by   MochaRN424
    Just wanted to say thank you. This is my first time posting a response. I am a nursing student and I am also Born Again and full of God's precious Holy Spirit. You definitely have a very powerful testimony! I am graduating December 2005. I had a set back where I failed my med-surg course I did not take this well especially when I failed by 1% (78.5 needed 79.5) I prayed and had to learn to speak only positive things and by the grace of God (this spring 2005) I recieved a B. I learned so much more the second time around. Having instructors that want to see you do well makes a difference as well.
    Thank you and God bless

    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Deusadomar
    Thanks for the warm welcome... I just joined today. I'm 42/1 son/divorced and starting the RN Program in Florida this August. I'm so excited, but really scared as well. I've wanted to be a nurse every since I remember, and I finally can get to school now... so, scared or not, here I come!!!!

    Look forward to many great discussions with all of you.

    Lia

    AUGUST! Do you realize how soon that is???

    ha ha - that doesn't help does it!


    {{{{{{{{{{{{Lia}}}}}}}}}] Best wishes my dear! Hope all goes well!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Mocha424
    Just wanted to say thank you. This is my first time posting a response. I am a nursing student and I am also Born Again and full of God's precious Holy Spirit. You definitely have a very powerful testimony! I am graduating December 2005. I had a set back where I failed my med-surg course I did not take this well especially when I failed by 1% (78.5 needed 79.5) I prayed and had to learn to speak only positive things and by the grace of God (this spring 2005) I recieved a B. I learned so much more the second time around. Having instructors that want to see you do well makes a difference as well.
    Thank you and God bless

    ONE LOUSY POINT! Grr...

    and yet - when we can look at things in a positive light - Don't we feel better! Maybe God just wanted you to reflect on one special person - or for you to have some experience that will make sense later. I am so glad you pushed through and made it, YAYYY! You are a stronger and better person for it!

    I have a good friend who flunked out of nursing school where we went together - a diploma program. She ended up going to ANOTHER school, a Bachelor's program, and did get her RN! She is still pretty angry with the first school but finding out how strong you REALLY are is AWESOME!

    Take care and good luck, God bless you!
  7. by   Fairemaid
    Greetings to all members, wherever you all are,

    My name is Rebecca and I am 40 years old. I have just finished my ASN-RN schooling and I'm graduating tomorrow from my local Community College. :hatparty: I am so excited, and looking forward to my new career as a nurse.
    I currently work as an EMT basic (no meds, no needles)and I have worked for a private ambulance company for the last 6 years. I could not have finished school without the help of my husband and my 2 girls (17 and 12).

    I plan to work in med-surg for a year and then try to get into maternity/OB as my original intention was to be a CNM. I'm not ready for any more schooling right now

    It's so nice to see all the other new students and nurses from other parts of the world here.

    Good luck to everyone else, especially to the other graduates, you did it!!!!!

    Fairemaid
    Rebecca
    Last edit by Fairemaid on Jun 8, '05 : Reason: spelling error
  8. by   sandiixx
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!
    Hi thanks for the welcome I am an Rn from australia and am planning to move to the states to work, providing I pass that nasty old NCLEX that is!! I have just signed up with an agency that will do all the visa work for me. I am a 42 year old mother of five and on my own but will be meeting up with my soul mate and best friend who lives in the States. My children are 22 (married with a child and another one on the way) 19, 16, 14, and 10. My two youngest will be coming with me. Oh what an adventure!!! I decided to join here to see if i could get some clues on the state of nursing in the U.S.
    Do you guys have nurse/ patient ratios?? Are you expected to do overtime? Or is that a choice? I want as much info as possible, although, its too late now cos i am already signed up so no backing out now!!! hahaha
    I am so excited i can hardly contain myself!! Hoping to meet lots of cool people who love nursing with a passion just like myself.
  9. by   NurseSct01
    Hello everyone I'm new to the site. I'm an LPN currently going to school for my BSN and I'm on total overload right now. I'm finally finishing up my pre-reqs for the RN program and that's a relief but I'm really nervous about getting excepted and starting the program. I have a little time to get myself together because I won't be starting until the fall of next year. So do you all have any advice for me?
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Fairemaid
    Greetings to all members, wherever you all are,

    My name is Rebecca and I am 40 years old. I have just finished my ASN-RN schooling and I'm graduating tomorrow from my local Community College. :hatparty: I am so excited, and looking forward to my new career as a nurse.
    I currently work as an EMT basic (no meds, no needles)and I have worked for a private ambulance company for the last 6 years. I could not have finished school without the help of my husband and my 2 girls (17 and 12).

    I plan to work in med-surg for a year and then try to get into maternity/OB as my original interntion was to be a CNM. I'm not ready for any more schooling right now

    It's so nice to see all the other new students and nurses from other parts of the world here.

    Good luck to everyone else, especially to the other graduates, you did it!!!!!

    Fairemaid
    Rebecca

    WHOOOOOO CONGRATULATIONS! :hatparty:
    Hope to see more of you!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sandiixx
    Hi thanks for the welcome I am an Rn from australia and am planning to move to the states to work, providing I pass that nasty old NCLEX that is!! I have just signed up with an agency that will do all the visa work for me. I am a 42 year old mother of five and on my own but will be meeting up with my soul mate and best friend who lives in the States. My children are 22 (married with a child and another one on the way) 19, 16, 14, and 10. My two youngest will be coming with me. Oh what an adventure!!! I decided to join here to see if i could get some clues on the state of nursing in the U.S.
    Do you guys have nurse/ patient ratios?? Are you expected to do overtime? Or is that a choice? I want as much info as possible, although, its too late now cos i am already signed up so no backing out now!!! hahaha
    I am so excited i can hardly contain myself!! Hoping to meet lots of cool people who love nursing with a passion just like myself.

    Hi, welcome! Hope you like it "here" - the kids must be SO EXCITED!

    There are maximum patient ratios but I guess they differ depending on what kind of facility or unit - as far as I know overtime is voluntary (I'm in Maine).

    Hey good luck to you in work and in love!
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NurseSct01
    Hello everyone I'm new to the site. I'm an LPN currently going to school for my BSN and I'm on total overload right now. I'm finally finishing up my pre-reqs for the RN program and that's a relief but I'm really nervous about getting excepted and starting the program. I have a little time to get myself together because I won't be starting until the fall of next year. So do you all have any advice for me?


    Take a year off with pay before you start.

    Well, you didn't say REALISTIC suggestions LOL!

    I hope it works out well for you, keep in touch!
  13. by   hefi
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi there!

    I wish you good luck! How do you like intensive care? Hope to see you on the site more often!
    Hi there!!!
    Miss U all. Finally on line again!!! coz on last 2 weeks I was busy with symposium in my hospital.
    thank's zoeboboey! I like intensive care, because in Intensive care I can learn more and I can do more.

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